GEORGE R. STONE, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

George Stone '31

Date of birth: November 24, 1909

Date of death: January 21, 1943

Age: 33

Lucky Bag

From the 1931 Lucky Bag:

Loss

George was lost on January 21, 1943, when the aircraft he was aboard crashed near Ukiah, California while enroute from Pearl Harbor to San Francisco. The flying boat, a Pan Am Clipper, was being operated by Pan Am employees but was a contracted Navy flight, and all ten passengers were Navy officers.

George was a meteorologist.

His wife was listed as next of kin. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Robert English '11, Donald Godwin '11, Robert Smith '20, John Crane '26, Francis Black '26, William Myers '26, and John Coll '27 were also lost in the crash of Pan Am Flight 1104. Eight of the ten passengers were Naval Academy graduates.


Class of 1931

George is one of 51 members of the Class of 1931 in Memorial Hall.